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Old 10-19-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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My main relay......I think.....ticks alot when I first start the car. Almost sounds like the turn signal is on. It normally stops after car warms up, but sometimes never makes a sound at all. Has anyone else had this problem?
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check the main ground wire on the engine block.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:22 AM   #3
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The ground looks to be good. I will check all the others tommorow. Is this a sign that the relay is going bad? The car has about 150,000 on what I believe to me mostly original parts. Is this something I should think about replacing. This is my first Mazda , or anything else thats not a honda so I have not learned all the usual Mazda quirks yet.
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Honda's are bad about that 68 dollar relay getting wet and being ruined. This ain't no honda.

But I dunno you give a vague description. If it's the main relay, you can hold it in your hand and feel it clicking. I somehow doubt this is your problem relay though, if a relay is the problem at all.
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My main relay......I think.....ticks alot when I first start the car. Almost sounds like the turn signal is on. It normally stops after car warms up, but sometimes never makes a sound at all. Has anyone else had this problem?
An aftermarket alarm system that hasn't been completely disconnected can give off a ticking sound for the first few minutes.
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